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From Latin arbor (tree) + cultūra (tending).



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arboriculture (usually uncountable, plural arboricultures)

  1. The branch of horticulture concerned with the planting, growth, and maintenance of trees.
    • 1906, Emma Goldman, “The Tragedy of Woman’s Emancipation” in Anarchism and Other Essays, New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1910, pp. 220-221,[1]
      Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being, who reminds one of the products of French arboriculture with its arabesque trees and shrubs, pyramids, wheels and wreaths; anything, except the forms which would be reached by the expression of her own inner qualities.
    • 1943, Sinclair Lewis, Gideon Planish, New York: Random House, Chapter 32, pp. 415-416,[2]
      The small cat of the youngest Bull granddaughter scrambled up a tree, and was too scared to come down. [] The children danced and clapped their hands as the box was raised to the kitten, who sniffed at it, scowled, and turned her head to the study of arboriculture.

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arboriculture f (uncountable)

  1. arboriculture

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